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Six charged with transporting more than a ton of cocaine off coast of Michoacán

Puerto Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán — Six men have been officially charged with transporting more than a ton of cocaine. The three Mexican nationals and three Ecuadorians were charged Wednesday.

The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) says the six were officially charged for
aggravated transportation of cocaine hydrochloride.

Their arrests were made after elements of the Mexican Navy intercepted a smaller vessel with three outboard motors. The vessel was found without registration, without a name and crewed by six men about 130 nautical miles southwest of the Puerto Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán.

During an inspection, they found 1,345 packages with a weight of more than 1.3 tons of cocaine hydrochloride.

Detained were Mexican nationals Guadalupe “T”, Héctor “L” and German “R” and Ecuadorians, Sixto “C”, Robert “F” and Jorge “M”. They were transferred along with the narcotics to the Fourteenth Naval Zone based in the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas and have since been officially charged.

All six are to remain in the High Security Penitentiary Center for High Impact Crimes number 1 in Charo, Michoacán.